This is a sad article but it is a good reminder to always be aware. One of the workers said, “Bears are frequent visitors to properties and worksites,” Satre said. “We’ve worked around them for decades, but there’s never been an encounter that’s resulted in an injury.” Bears, especially Mama Bears are unpredictable. Greens Creek contracted employee dead after bear mauling Greens Creek contracted employee dead after bear mauling | Juneau Empire A contracted employee of Greens Creek Mine is dead after being mauled by a brown bear near the mine Monday, according to a statement from the mine. Greens Creek identified the victim as 18-year-old Anthony David Montoya of Hollis, Oklahoma in a statement Monday afternoon. Montoya was an employee of Timberline Drilling, a company based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho that provides core drilling services for the surface exploration program at Greens Creek. At about 8:44 a.m. Monday, Troopers received the report of a mauling near the mine on Admiralty Island, according to an Alaska State Troopers dispatch. The dispatch was updated later in the day to say that when Troopers arrived on scene, they learned that a sow and two cubs had mauled Montoya and the three bears were killed prior to Troopers arriving. Mike Satre, the manager of government and community relations for the mine, said in a phone interview that this is the first bear-related injury since the mine opened in 1989. Follow link for the rest of the story: Greens Creek contracted employee dead after bear mauling | Juneau Empire ** will be moved to headlines tomorrow.